Tag: chiptune

For any articles linking to/talking about Chiptune courses or about chiptunes in general.

  • A Year of Nonsense: What I Learned by Writing a New Song Every Two Weeks

    A Year of Nonsense: What I Learned by Writing a New Song Every Two Weeks

    A touching OpEd from a musician in Soundfly’s global member community, about the highs and lows of attempting to level up his workflow.

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  • 6 More Rising Artists on Soundfly Right Now

    6 More Rising Artists on Soundfly Right Now

    It’s only May, but we’re already pretty sure that 2017 is going to be our favorite year ever! This year, Soundfly has nearly doubled our repertoire of available courses and partnered with some of the world’s best instructors. But best of all, we’ve been continually inspired and excited by the work that student artists have shared with us. […]

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  • Announcing Our #ChipIt Challenge Winners!

    Announcing Our #ChipIt Challenge Winners!

    In celebration of the launch of the latest addition to our Chiptune Crash Course series, “Chip It: The Chiptune Cover Challenge,” we decided to turn the course’s assignment into an open competition for aspiring and active music makers from around the chipiverse. Alongside contest judges (and chip stars) Chipocrite, glomag, and minusbaby, we asked artists to submit their own, […]

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  • Some of Our Favorite Chiptune Covers in All the Chipiverse

    Some of Our Favorite Chiptune Covers in All the Chipiverse

    Chiptune and cover songs. It seems like a perfect match, right? Who wouldn’t want to hear their favorite artists and hits filtered through their favorite video game console, creating the ultimate nostalgic remix?! Heck, many actual classic games even tried to include lo-fi, “chippified” covers of “real” songs in their gameplay soundtracks with varying degrees of […]

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  • Create Your Own Chiptune Cover of Devo’s ‘Whip It’ and Win a Modded Game Boy

    Create Your Own Chiptune Cover of Devo’s ‘Whip It’ and Win a Modded Game Boy

    Calling all chiptune geniuses, artists, lovers, and admirers! We are running a one-month contest starting today to win a free modded Game Boy and flash carts (courtesy of Kitsch-Bent!), feedback on your work from chip artist Chipocrite, and promo on Flypaper for your project! Entries will be judged by three of the most beloved chiptune artists on […]

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  • 6 More Rising Artists on Soundfly Right Now

    6 More Rising Artists on Soundfly Right Now

    Over the last two years, Soundfly’s courses have become a crystal ball, letting us see into the future of who we’ll all be listening to as new waves of artists and bands float up to the forefront. We hear it time and time again from artists: In order to make it, musicians today need to […]

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  • 5 Rising Artists on Soundfly Right Now

    5 Rising Artists on Soundfly Right Now

    We are not Spotify, nor are we Bandcamp, so people don’t typically come to Soundfly to hunt for their next favorite artist. But that all might change once you hear the incredible music that these Soundfly Alumni are making! Come hang out in our humble Brooklyn office any day of the week, and you’ll find us jamming out […]

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  • 7 Unsung Nintendo Soundtracks That Chiptune Fans Need to Hear

    7 Unsung Nintendo Soundtracks That Chiptune Fans Need to Hear

    Everyone has a favorite classic Nintendo Entertainment System soundtrack. Who could forget the much-celebrated “Tetris” theme, the driving Dr. Wily song from “Mega Man 2,” or the epic Moon-level music from “Ducktales?” Heck, someone even wrote a whole book analyzing Koji Kondo’s legendary original “Super Mario Bros.” soundtrack! But for a system that boasts more […]

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  • Learn to Play “Starboy” by The Weeknd (Featuring Daft Punk) on Piano

    Learn to Play “Starboy” by The Weeknd (Featuring Daft Punk) on Piano

    For fans of The Weeknd, yesterday was a big day. Not only did he announce a new album and give it a release date, November 25th. He also debuted the cover art, revealing a new loc-less ‘do (which garnered almost as much Twitter attention as the album). And he dropped the first single from the album, “Starboy” featuring a collaboration […]

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  • In Photos: A Monthly Chip Music Open Stage to Showcase Your Work

    In Photos: A Monthly Chip Music Open Stage to Showcase Your Work

    Pulsewave is the longest running event exploring chip music (a.k.a. chiptune or 8-bit music) in the country. These days, they throw monthly events at New York City’s gaming-culture-centric art space, Babycastles. But aside from providing audiences with cutting edge chip music and live visual performances, all making use of vintage video game systems as the basis […]

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